New Toco Toco Episode Follows NieR Creator Taro Yoko in His Crazy, Weird, Everyday Life

The YouTube show Toco Toco has a new episode that is sure to get Drakengard and NieR fans happy.

The new episode follows Drakengard and NieR series director Taro Yoko as he goes about his everyday life.

This involves your typical things like wearing an Emil-helmet to keep the public and even friends from seeing your true face, gazing upon Japanese idols while sitting in empty bathtubs, and more.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the episode:

In this episode, we spend the day in Osaka with Yoko Taro, director of the famous Drakengard and NieR series. Our first stop will be at PlatinumGames, the studio that was in charge of developing Yoko’s most recent title: NieR: Automata. During development, Yoko Taro lived between Tokyo and Osaka, often meeting in Tokyo with Square Enix’s producer Yosuke Saito, who first suggested the game to be developed by PlatinumGames.

Yoko will introduce us to his rather peculiar work style, before taking us to Shinsaibashi at THE SILVER BALL PLANET, an arcade specialized in vintage pinball machines. He will share with us his fascination for pinball and the little universes contained within each machine. We will then continue our conversation at his apartment where he will tell us more about his philosophy and his work.

After dusk, we will head with Yoko to Osaka’s dynamic Dotombori area for drinks with the producer Yosuke Saito and Takahisa Taura, who worked as a game designer and had a key role on NieR: Automata according to Yoko; the three of them will recall fun stories from the development of the game.

NieR: Automata is now available for PlayStation 4 and PC. Expect our thorough written and video review for the game in the coming days.

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